Lamb Kofte with beetroot tahini slaw

Lamb kofte with beetroot tahini slaw

  • serves 3
  • Easy

These bitesize minty koftes with nutty beetroot slaw are gluten free and come in at just over 300 calories – a great quick and easy low-cal dinner idea for three


Try these lamb kofte, then check out our classic Turkish meatballs and more meatball recipes.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • hummus to serve
  • green salad to serve


  • lean lamb mince 300g
  • red onion 1/2, grated
  • mint chopped to make 2 tbsp
  • chilli flakes 1/2 tsp
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • lemon 1, zested and juiced


  • tahini 2 tbsp
  • fat-free yoghurt 1 tbsp
  • beetroot 1 large, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • celeriac 1/2 (about 150g), peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • red cabbage 150g, finely shredded


  • Step 1

    For the kofte, mix everything together with half the lemon juice and all the zest and some seasoning. Chill while you make the slaw.

  • Step 2

    Mix the tahini and yogurt with the remaining lemon juice. Tip the beetroot, celeriac and cabbage into a bowl then pour over the dressing and season. Toss well so all the veg are coated.

  • Step 3

    Form the kofte mix into 12 small ovals and grill on a foil-lined baking tray for 10 minutes, until cooked, turning halfway through. Serve with the slaw, hummus and green salad, if you like.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 325
  • Fat 19.9g
  • Saturates 7.1g
  • Carbs 8.6g
  • Sugars 7.5g
  • Fibre 6.8g
  • Protein 24.4g
  • Salt 0.4g